Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow reveals he feels at his best when he is playing without emotion on the field. On Sunday, Burrow's big performance led the Bengals to a 27-10 upset win over the Buffalo Bills in the divisional round.
The Bengals were considered the underdogs but Burrow went out and got the job done for his team as now they are set to play the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game. "I tried to play without emotion because that's when I feel like I'm at my best.
I feel you have to be that way, as a quarterback, you can say what you want in the locker room and to you guys and then you know when you get on the field, it's all even-keeled. Can't be too high, can't be too low, because bad things are gonna happen throughout the game.
If you're too low. It's gonna be tough to get out of," Burrow said, per Sports Illustrated.
Burrow: I play confident in my abilities
"You know, I think like you said there is a line. When I'm on the field, I'm going to play the way that I play.
I'm gonna play confident in my abilities, while also understanding situational football," Burrow added. After tearing his ACL in his rookie season, Burrow led the Bengals to a Super Bowl appearance in his second season in 2021.
Now, Burrow is one just one win away from reaching a second Super Bowl in his third season in the NFL. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is regarded by many as the best quarterback in the NFL but Burrow has a 3-0 record in games against Mahomes.
This week, Burrow will try to beat Mahomes and the Chiefs in Kansas. Burrow has proved that he has the ability to deliver in big games and it remains to be seen if he can keep his unbeaten record against Mahomes.